Council of School Attorneys

COSA Webinar: Prayer and Public School Board Meetings: Any Change After Greece?

Have your school board clients changed or strengthened their legislative prayer policies following the Supreme Court's May 5, 2014 decision in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway? Did the Court's decision modify, or merely clarify, Marsh v. Chambers? We will take a hard look at the decision, including prior precedent and legal arguments pro and con for application of Greece's principles to school board meetings.

Achieving Education Excellence for All: A Guide to Diversity-Related Policy Strategies for School Districts

A Guide to Diversity-Related Policy Strategies for School Districts

A joint publication of NSBA, The College Board, and EducationCounsel, LLC

Written by Arthur L. Coleman, Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. and Katherine E. Lipper With a foreword by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley 

North Carolina School Boards Association Press Release Re: NC School Voucher Program Decision

North Carolina School Boards Association press release announcing Wake County Syperior Court Judge Hobgood's bench opinion ruling that the state's private school voucher program violates the state constitution.

NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic

Ann Majestic, former National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Chair and COSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, died on August 16, 2014.

Ann dedicated her life to improving education – and special education in particular – in North Carolina where she represented several school boards, including the Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance-Burlington, and Moore school systems. She also served as counsel to the North Carolina School Boards Association and the North Carolina Psychologists’ Association.

Webinar: Recent Guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice: Title IX, Section 504/ADA and more

Invite your school district clients to join you as the NSBA legal staff reviews important recent guidance documents issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.  We'll cover topics such as Title IX and sexual violence (especially with respect sexual orientation and gender identity), the ADA Effective Communication regulation, racial disparities in student discipline, Charter Schools, student records and data, and more.  We will discuss how the guidance documents reflect policy initiatives and how NSBA is engaging with the Departments on these issues. 

COSA Announcements

Submit A Proposal for the 2018 School Law Practice Seminar in Charleston

COSA is now accepting proposals and speaker resumes for its 2018 School Law Practice Seminar, to be held October 11-13, 2018 in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.  The Seminar will take place at the famed Francis Marion hotel, centrally located in Charleston’s historic district.

The 2018 School Law Practice Seminar planning committee will consider proposals received by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

School Law Practice Seminar Agenda

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2018 COSA School Law Seminar Program

2018 School Law Seminar
San Antonio, Texas
April 5-7, 2018

 

Thursday, April 5

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